Azerbaijani President: Our architectural works are included in the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage
- 05 January 2021
"We can be rightly proud of the art of carpet weaving. There are not many countries in the world engaged in the art of carpet weaving. Azerbaijani carpets have a special place among them. In fact, the diversity of our carpets and carpet schools shows our cultural abundance. We are also making the art of carpet weaving live on. In the past, the art of mugham was slowly being forgotten and seemed to be left on the sidelines. The same applied to the art of carpet weaving. Young people were not interested in carpet weaving and did not have such opportunities. We have created these opportunities. The art of carpet weaving must live forever," said President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev as he received in a video format Anar Karimov on his appointment as Minister of Culture, APA reports.
"Our architectural works are famous all over the world and are included in the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. Maiden's Tower is an architectural masterpiece. It has unique architecture. The architectural sites located in Icheri Sheher, the Palace of Shirvanshahs and other regions show how rich our architectural sites are. At the same time, we have created modern architectural works in recent years. The Heydar Aliyev Center is one of the best architectural creations in the world and is cited as the number one example of modern architecture in many ratings and reports. The Flame Towers are also an example of architecture reflecting the flame, which is a symbol of the city of Baku, as well as the rapid development of our country. It is a very successful project in terms of architecture. There are also other projects. At the same time, the number of modern architectural sites in the regions is growing," the head of the state noted.